For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

May 26, 2013

Never Forget

In Flanders Fields 
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) 
Canadian Army
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow 
Between the crosses row on row, 
That mark our place; and in the sky 
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Taps (Song)


  1. Thank You. What a beautiful Memorial Day Reminder

  2. Great post - a wonderful poem I learned as early as Grade 1 here in Canada.

  3. why oh why ... war has been forever. my dog's bigger than your dog mentality ... heartbreaking to lose so many young guys because some want to rule over others... that is so pathetic. This North Korean guy... oh, don't get me started.

    I thank every service person I see ... especially our Vietnam vets ~ I remember THAT so well.


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